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An iron nail is heated with concentrated sulphuric acid. which folling combinations is correct??

Gas given off Colour of solution formed

A.hydrogen pale green

B.htdrogen yellow

C.sulphur dioxide pale green

D. sulphur dioxide yellow


請問why is D and why isnot A B C

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  • 10 years ago
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    The answer is: D. sulphur dioxide.... yellow

    Iron reacts with common acid to give iron(II) and hydrogen.

    Fe(s) + 2H^+(aq) → Fe^2+(aq) + H2(g)

    Hydrogen is given off and the solution becomes pale green due to the presence of iron(II) ions.

    However, concentrated sulphuric acid, on heating, is a rather strong oxidizing agent. The above reaction thus does not occur. Instead, a redox reaction occurs.

    2Fe(s) + 6H2SO4(conc) → Fe2(SO4)3­(aq) + 6H2O(l) + 3SO2(g)

    Refer to the above equation. Sulphur dioxide gas is given off, and the solution becomes yellow due to the presence of iron(III) ions.

    Therefore, the key is D. A, B and C are incorrect.

    Source(s): sioieng
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